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Monday, 1 August 2011
A sabbatical over two half days in Milton Keynes
Opportunity to Reflect, Imagine & Decide: What next?
“What is this life if, full of care, we have no
time to stand and stare?” (W H Davies) Why is it that we so rarely, if ever,
give ourselves the time to pause and consider our past, present and future?
Sometimes through a change put upon us such as redundancy, a business downturn
or a family crisis, or just a growing itch, we feel driven to take stock and
consider ‘what do I want – what do I really want?’ These two linked workshops
offer you the chance to take the initiative, do something different, and give
yourself a new outlook.
As you will expect, this is a highly interactive
& challenging workshop. The workshop is not for the fainthearted, nor is it
for people who have some deep-seated ‘issues’. The day will be productive for
you if you are ready to take off your shoes, switch off your phone and remove
your watch, and then be prepared to stretch and surprise yourself.
Through a carefully structured process, these two
half days have been designed to enable you to:
·Focus, be safe
and allow yourself to pinpoint some of the key things you have learnt from life
& work so far, and what you want to learn next
events of your past and what the patterns are
present – the pressures and challenges you face and how you are handling these
creative and practical future that supports both the parts you want to stick
with as well as the ones you now wish to change
A Sabbatical held over two half days - part one on
4/10/11 and part two on 11/10/11.
Price: Members £250 +VAT | Non - Members £300 +VAT
Who Should Attend: Directors, Executives and Business Owners.
Training Team, World Trade Center @ The Hub
9 Rillaton Walk
Central Milton Keynes
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